How do I upgrade the version of java for Banner on my PC?
In order to certify Banner INB on a Windows 7 platform it is necessary to upgrade the version of Java used by Banner INB to version 1.6+. This upgrade involves configuration on the client machine. The steps to configure Banner INB with Java 1.6+ on the client machine are listed below.

  • Note: This configuration is a one-time event. Once these steps have been completed as part of the initial configuration any subsequent logins to Banner INB will require simply logging into 1600grand, navigating to the Employment/My Job tab, and selecting the appropriate Banner menu item.


  1. Login to 1600grand
  2. Navigate to the Employment/My Job tab
  3. Expand the MyBanner directory in the My Banner channel
  4. Click on General Menu


  5. Notice the Windows security bar warning asking whether to allow the execution of the Java Runtime Environment. Click on the security bar and select Run Add-on.


  6. A confirmation Security Warning dialogue is displayed asking Do you want to run this ActiveX control? Next click Run.


  7. A Security warning dialogue is displayed stating The application's digital signature cannot be verified. Do you want to run the application? Check the box Always trust content from this publisher and click Run.


  8. A Security warning dialogue is displayed stating The application's digital signature has an error. Do you want to run the application? Check the box Always trust content from this publisher and click Run.


  9. The Banner INB application will be presented and ready for use.


  • Note: If you have any questions regarding this upgrade or encounter any problems while attempting to access Banner INB please contact the ITS Help Desk at helpdesk@macalester.edu or via phone at x6525.